TimbuktuAcadame is a training and education organization facilitating racial and education justice through social change. TimbuktuAcadame envisions a vibrant world in which people of all races create, share, and enjoy resources and work in collaborative effort to unleash individual potential for all.
Thwart is to oppose or prevent the successful accomplishment of something. Research shows that one of the most negative impact on academic performance may be the phenomenon of stereotype threat (ST). Due to evidence that stereotype threat decreases performance or dulls one true potential, every effort should be taken to learn about the phenomenon and work to control and alleviate its' affects.
Timbuktu, once a center of trade and learning, it was also known for the development of western African scholarship and a gathering place for scholars. Thousands of manuscripts were hidden or buried and survived to form the collection of several libraries. An estimated 700,000 manuscripts have been saved that deal with subjects such as mathematics, law, astronomy, and contract.